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if there is even one like it can be saved we have an obligation to try. >> president barack obama unveils a bold plan to control guns in the u.s. in the face of fierce optimism. -- opposition. this is al jazeera, live from our headquarters in doha. coming up -- another blow for boeing. the u.s. grounds its fleet of 787 dreamliners for safety checks. dozens of foreign workers are taken office at one algeria's biggest gas facilities. more french troops arrive in neighboring mali to launch a offensive against rebel fighters. president barack obama has unveiled the most sweeping gun proposal -- gun control proposal in the u.s. for two decades. it follows the death of 20 children at last month in one of the worst mass shootings in american history. they are urging congress to reinstate a expired ban on assault weapons, limit ammunition background -- magazines to 10 bullets, mandate background checks for all gun sales, and impose harsher penalties for traffickers and unauthorized deals. the plan faces fierce opposition from america's powerful gun lobby. >> president barack obama brought
republic. >> in the capital of the u.s., washington and the rest of the country prepares for barack obama's second inauguration. ethiopia." >>> hello. a reminder of the headlines on al-jazeera. algerian special forces stormed a gas facility to end the four- day hostage crisis. these pictures show some of the hostages at the gas plant. it is believed 19 were killed, along with 29 gunmen. some remain unaccounted for. the french foreign minister has called on west african leaders to take the lead in the military operation in mali. syrian activists are reporting heavy shelling as the u.n. delegation arrives in the capital damascus to assess the humanitarian plight. >>> in the central african republic, 66 children are facing the threat of death, even though they are in the care of the un's children it agency. unicef took them under protection last month said it would not be recruited as a child soldiers. andrew simmons reports on the threat to these children's, despite the peace deal. >> she is a teenager and should be at school. instead, she is part of a rebellion that has a fragile peace agr
>> barack obama is officially sworn in as u.s. president for a second term. >> he took the oath of office at a small ceremony in the white house. preparations are on the way for a larger ceremony on monday. you are watching al-jazeera live from london. more details emerge from the algerian hostage crisis. five kidnappers have been captured alive. french forces in mali launch more attacks on the rebel stronghold. british children learn about forced marriage as the british government or as to ban the practice. barack obama has officially begun his second term. they're putting the issue touches to a more elaborate inauguration on monday. he's the 17th u.s. president to serve a second term in office. he took the oath of office a small ceremony earlier. >> i greater thanbarack hussein obama do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of the united states and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states. >> our white house correspondent takes a look ahead at what lies in store for the president the next four years.
control, and my colleagues are told to go back home. it has been quiet. >> barack obama has begun his second term as u.s. president with a call to action. after taking the oath of office, he told americans to seize the moment and said the country's possibilities were limitless. 800,000 people were watching his inauguration speech. he warned america must make tough choices to cut the deficit, and he pledged to support democracy from asia to africa and from the americas to the middle east. we will be live in washington in just a moment, but first this report. >> this is the day he fought so hard for. president barack obama begins his second term and gets another chance to change america. >> i swear i will faithfully execute -- >> it was a smaller crowd than the last time he took the oath of office, but he tried to inspire. >> you and i as citizens have the obligation to shape the debate of our time not only with the votes we cast but with the voices we live in defense of our most ancient values and injuring ideas. -- answering ideas. >> he believes he needs to get the american people in
. >> the latest on the offensive against rebels in northern mali as the situation worsens for refugees. obama part two. he starts his second term with easy steps. >> welcome back. you can see systems across the whole of europe. we're seeing further snowe in many areas. it is the same situation on road and rail transport. we are expecting further snow in the forecast. it does pick up on heavy snow across the caribbean peninsula. there could be some real problems. we have a lot of snow and then will continue for the next few days. it is cold across scandinavia. minus 7 degrees in stockholm. we have brisk winds in algeria. 11 degrees in algiers. seasonal rains pushing it across africa. v. >> welcome back. israel's prime minister has cast his ballot as polls open for parliamentary elections. he is a favorite to win another term in office but he will meet to form a coalition. this video shows a town which is close to a military base. japan's central bank has taken a bold step to kickstart the economy and taken on a commitment to buy assets. a japanese delegation has arrived in china to try to repair ta
. the government's promise of a cease-fire. >> i do solemnly swear. >> barack obama is sworn in to the second term. and a brush with fame. troops are working to secure an clear gas pumps. the attackers kidnapped and killed dozens of farm workers. soldiers found another 25 dead hostages on sunday. one security official has at least 81, including captives and attackers. five of the hostage-takers were captured and found alive. they had all been killed in the final assault 20 years of experience in afghanistan, he is claiming his group is behind the attack. >> he is of the brigade. he claims his men launched an attack in eastern algeria, offering to stop if the u.s. releases from prison the man known from the blind shake -- as the blind shake. it is not clear if he took part of the assault or if he survived. he is believed to have been shot on thursday and sent to a news website. algerian bomb disposal teams are searching the plant for explosives and the remains of those killed during saturday's's final assault to freedom. they did recover more bodies on saturday. as many as 25. authorities released
.s. president barack obama is expected to approve a proposal banning sale of assault weapons. it's been just a month since 26 children were -- 20 children were gunned down in a classroom. president obama is likely to suggest expanding background checks for all gun sales and pushing forward and assault weapons ban and limiting the number bullets that can be in a clip. no one is talking about doing anything other than registering the assault weapons that are already in existence in this country. they are talking about banning future production. he knows he will have a tough fight in congress. we expect he will surround himself with concern school children as he talks to people through the camera. u.s. talk-show host oprah winfrey has been speaking about her interview lance armstrong. she would not confirm whether or not he confessed to taking drugs. the highly anticipated interview airs on thursday. >> it is a confession. >> a coup for oprah winfrey's fledgling network, but she gave few clues about what lance armstrong actually told her about alleged dumping. >> i would say he did not come cle
what just happened. >> u.s. president barack obama has been speaking out about his country's debt crisis and also outlined the details of new gun control legislation. >> republicans have two choices. how they can act responsibly and pay america's bills or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. you can count on that the things i have said in the past, the belief we have to have stronger background checks and we can do a much better job in terms of keeping these magazine clips with high capacity of the hands of folks that should not have them. the assault weapons ban is meaningful and those of the things i continue to believe make sense. will all of them get through this congress? i don't know. >> welcome back. these of the stories making headlines. france is sending more troops to end terrorists linked t
. -- and president obama. offered for their support in dealing with the situation. on thursday morning the algerian forces mounted an operation. we were not informed of this in advance. i was told by the algerian prime minister while was taken place. he said the terrorists tried to flee. they just there to be an immediate threat to the lives of hostages and felt obliged to respond. when i spoke to the algerian minister last night, he told me the first operation was complete but this is a large and complex area and they're still pursuing terrorists and possibly hostages in other areas of the site. the algerian prime minister has told me they are looking at four possible ways to resolve the crisis. last night, the number of british citizens out risk was less than 30. thankfully, we know the number has been significantly reduced. i am sure the house will understand why during an ongoing operation cannot say more this stage. mr. speaker, our priority remains the safety of british nationals, the repatriation of those killed, and the evacuation of the wounded and freed hostages. the rapid deployment team
of president obama will be public on monday after the private swearing in on sunday. a cease-fire declared by it the rebels in colombia ends on sunday. the altered a truce as a gesture of goodwill, but now's the billions are bracing for a surge in violence. in one of the worst conflict zones, we have a report. >> they enjoy the last hours of relative peace in the village in the valley, a stronghold for the rebels. over the last two months, they have been fraught with combat and skirmishes. now the unilateral cease-fire is over. how long will it be until they are running for cover? >> they are some of the ones most impacted by the arbitrary actions. we live in constant tension. what the down the road, those in charge of the area's 3000 strong army units shows us the feared homemade mortar used by the farc. >> they least these with human excrement so if the shop that does not kill you -- if the shrapnel does not kill you, the infection does. >> there are prepared to keep fighting even if they call for another bilateral ceasefire. the government rolls out a ceasefire are gearing in the past t
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